Latvia, Riga

Latvian language and culture

when 24 July 2017 - 6 August 2017
language Latvian
duration 2 weeks
credits 6 ECTS
fee EUR 15

For the third year, the University of Latvia in collaboration with the Latvian Language Agency organizes "Summer School of Latvian Language and Culture" for students and other interested parties who want to learn and improve their Latvian language skills and expand their knowledge of Latvian history, art and folklore.
We offer:
 intensive, modern and interactive Latvian language course
 afternoon discussions on Latvian history and politics
 afternoon discussions on Latvian culture and art
 afternoon discussions on Latvian folklore: customs and traditions
 guided tours of Riga
 a two-day trip to port city Ventspils

Course leader

Pre-Studies Training Centre of the University of Latvia

Target group

People who want to learn and improve their Latvian language skills and expand their knowledge of Latvian history, art and folklore. The students who study the Latvian Language or other Baltic languages at their home universities are particularly encouraged to apply.

Course aim

The study programme enables students to learn the Latvian language or to improve their existing language skills and intercultural awareness and sensitivity. The programme is designed to be interactive and allows to practice newly acquired knowledge and skills. The cultural activities and excursions are planned to supplement class work and to introduce participants to the rich diversity of the geographical, linguistic, and cultural areas of Latvia.

Credits info

6 ECTS
The attendees, having successfully completed the course, are awarded 4 credits (6 ECTS).

Fee info

EUR 15: Registration fee
EUR 435: Fee includes tuition, teaching material, social programme, trips, excursions, refreshments during the cultural evenings and opening/closing ceremonies.

Scholarships

International students can apply for University of Latvia and Latvian state (the State Education Development Agency) scholarships.